Inspirational Mondays – “Know This”

Inspirational Mondays – “Know This”

A video i have found on Vimeo, months ago. Simply Wonderful. Have a good week : ) Know This from Christian Sorensen Hansen on Vimeo.

Inspirational Mondays

Inspirational Mondays

As minhas segundas-feiras demoram a arrancar. E para quem sente o mesmo, ficam aqui as minhas “inspirational mondays”, com coisas que me ajudam a despertar e a começar a semana. Eefje de Visser – Ongeveer Tenham uma boa segunda-feira e uma boa semana : ) … Mondays are a tough and slow day for me. ...

These precious things

Posted by on May 7, 2017 in Life, Sketchbook | No Comments
These precious things

My daughter asks me many times to climb up to her room’s window and to just be there, looking outside, observing all the daily routines from our neighbours: the guys that pick up the trash, the birds, the bicycles or the big tree that’s in the back of the building. She likes to see al ...

Winter in Berlin

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Berlin, Life, Sketchbook | No Comments
Winter in Berlin

Today it’s May the 5th and i am still wearing my winter coat….

Sun is Shining!

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in Berlin, Life, Sketchbook | No Comments
Sun is Shining!

       

Food Experiences

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Food, Life, Sketchbook, Travel | No Comments
Food Experiences

These last days food sketches, from our trip to Copenhagen and my daughter’s eating experiences. New posts for the blog thefoodsketcher.tumblr.com … Os desenhos dos últimos dias, da nossa viagem a Copenhaga e das experiências gastronómicas da minha filha. Novos “posts” no blog thefoodsketcher.tumblr.com      

“Tudo o que aprendi com os Livros”

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Books, Sketchbook, Work | 3 Comments
“Tudo o que aprendi com os Livros”

Há uns meses atrás, uma amiga que agora trabalha na Fnac, a Carmo, falou-me duma ideia que tinha. Uma ideia que envolvia cadernos, as Papelarias Emílio Braga, ilustradores/criadores portugueses, uma colecção de sketchbooks e um tema “Tudo o que aprendi com os Livros”. Uns meses depois, aqui está o resultado! (Está a ser preparada também ...

The Food Sketcher

Posted by on Jun 21, 2015 in Food, Life, Sketchbook, Travel | No Comments
The Food Sketcher

  Já há muito que não coloco nada no meu blog de desenhos sobre comida – thefoodsketcher. Decidi então terminar e digitalizar alguns desenhos que estavam meio esquecidos no meu livrinho de rabiscos, feitos durante a nossa ultima viagem à India, no ano passado e para matar saudades e salivar um bocadinho, tenho andado a ...

Era uma Vez…

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in Books, Life, Sketchbook | 2 Comments
Era uma Vez…

Até há bem pouco tempo, quando adormecia a Rita e me apetecia uma história nova (senão adormecia eu!), costumava contar-lhe uma que fui inventando, um bocadinho de cada vez. É uma história muito simples, contada baixinho, com as nossas caras encostadinhas e na qual a Rita é a personagem principal. Provavelmente ela não entendia o ...

Rita!

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Berlin, Life, Sketchbook | 8 Comments
Rita!

  Finalmente, um post no blog, desde que desapareci, há 4 meses atrás! É verdade, nasceu a Rita no fim do mês de Dezembro de 2014 e desde então, o meu tempo tem sido todo para ela e dificilmente consigo ter um tempo para mim. Os intervalos em que consigo fazer alguma coisa, durante os ...

Nesting

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Life, Work | 2 Comments
Nesting

Estes últimos meses têm passado a correr e têm sido completamente preenchidos com um curso mais intensivo de alemão e com algum trabalho que tem surgido. E pouco tempo tem sobrado para actualizar o blog ou com projectos mais pessoais. Mas hoje, finalmente com o curso terminado (por agora) e com o Natal e o ...

‘Fio’ collection – finally ready!

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Textile Design, Travel, Work | No Comments
‘Fio’ collection – finally ready!

  E finalmente, está a colecção há tanto tempo imaginada e iniciada, pronta para mostrar e vender! BACK TO INDIA uma colecção limitada, criada com recurso a materiais naturais e técnicas artesanais A minha relação com a Índia começou em 2010, quando tive a oportunidade de lá viver durante 6 meses, com uma bolsa de ...

Pillow Head

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Life, Textile Design, Work | 4 Comments
Pillow Head

  Entre trabalho e outros afazeres, tenho tido umas horas livres para me dedicar a fazer coisas para a pequenina rita : ) As mantas de retalhos que mostrei há uns tempos são um exemplo do que tenho feito (entre outras coisas) e noutro dia comecei também a fazer uns bonecos, ou melhor, umas almofadas. ...

Lovely Rita

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Life, Sketchbook, Work | 19 Comments
Lovely Rita

  Só para partilhar uma coisa muito boa que tem acontecido por aqui e que é muito difícil de “esconder”, especialmente quando o meu trabalho e a vida têm sido tão inspirados por esta novidade. Eu e o André estamos à espera de uma mini pessoa : ) No início do próximo ano esperamos que ...

A banhos

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Berlin, Life, Travel | No Comments
A banhos

It is not the same, i cannot compare, but when the sea or the ocean are missing, there are lost of lakes to chose, inside and out of the city. We just grab the bikes, swimming suits, towels, map and we go in search of the best spots! When the sun gets hot around here, ...

One More!

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Life, Textile Design, Work | One Comment
One More!

One more blanket / quilt made with small fabric pieces i had from bigger projects. This one was also done without any measurements and in the end, the result was quite good. I am very pleased with it : ) … Mais uma manta feita com pequenos pedaços de tecidos que sobraram de outros trabalhos ...

Quilt in Progress

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Life, Textile Design, Work | 5 Comments
Quilt in Progress

I decided to start a quilt “a la maria”, using some small pieces of fabrics i have been keeping. Many of them are dyeing and printing experiences with turmeric and other natural dyes, block printing and screen printing. Let’s see how it will look, when finished. … Comecei a trabalhar numa manta de retalhos “a ...

Spargelzeit!

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Berlin, Books, Life, Sketchbook | 2 Comments
Spargelzeit!

It’s Spargelzeit! The season of white asparagus is on and i have never seen anything like this! There are Asparagus Festivals, everywhere in the markets they sell this fresh and peculiar vegetable and the restaurants include many dishes of it, in their menus. The season is short, runs from mid-April to almost the end of June ...

The Food Sketcher

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Food, Life, Sketchbook, Travel, Work | 3 Comments
The Food Sketcher

  Some days ago, while i was seating in a coffee shop having tea and a muffin, i was thinking about life and about new ideas to pursue. Yesterday, on a rainy day, i decided to start one of these ideas – basically it’s a blog where i can share many of the food illustrations ...

India Revisited

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Life, Textile Design, Travel, Work | 5 Comments
India Revisited

Some pictures from the last month spent in India. I am very thankful for this opportunity to go back and very thankful to have such special connection with this place and with the friends that always welcome me there. It was wonderful to re-visit some of them in their houses, with their growing families and ...

Snowy Days

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Berlin, Life | 2 Comments
Snowy Days

The snow has come and everything is white ! It is good to be in a place where we can still feel the 4 seasons and enjoy each one differently. Each season has its own routines, its food habits and on each season people behave completely different. I like that! Last weekend was sunny and ...

Come on in, 2014

Posted by on Dec 31, 2013 in Berlin, Life | 2 Comments
Come on in, 2014

Saying goodbye to 2013 in one of my favorite places. May the next year be also like this, full with new favorite places, new people, fresh head and ideas and lots of strength, courage and confidence! … A dizer adeus a 2013, num dos meus sítios preferidos.  Que o próximo ano seja assim também, com ...

Food on Fabrics

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in Textile Design, Work | 2 Comments
Food on Fabrics

I have been experimenting with new materials. It is a result from the workshop i attended recently. The one on the right was an experiment (the less visible) with beet juice + rice paste. The other with turmeric powder + rice paste. The results are very light colors, but beautiful. The yellow fabric on the ...

About Berliners / Überlin

Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in Berlin, Life, Sketchbook, Work | One Comment
About Berliners / Überlin

    Yesterday i had the opportunity to contribute to the blog Überlin, with some illustrations for the article ‘What i know about Berliners: 25 Observations’. Some very well caught observations about Berliners and funny to read, as usual. This blog is a very useful resource for anyone who is new in town (and for ...

Workshop on Paste Making for Screen Printing

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Berlin, Textile Design, Work | No Comments
Workshop on Paste Making for Screen Printing

Last Saturday i attended a very interesting workshop, in a very interesting place and festival. It was the annual Druck Festival Berlin, a screen printing festival that shows many artists who use this technique to work, each one with their own style and twists. The workshop was conducted by a Japanese artist – Chika Ito ...

Bolinhos aus Portugal

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Berlin, Food, Life | 10 Comments
Bolinhos aus Portugal

This weekend i behave like a proper immigrant and went to an Iberian Supermarket to buy “bacalhau”. Not because i am dying for portuguese food – not, i am very satisfied with the foods i get from the turkish market where i buy my food – but because i needed to cook some portuguese delicatessen ...

Hosting problems

Posted by on Nov 15, 2013 in Textile Design, Work | No Comments
Hosting problems

I don’t know if you noticed, but the FIO website has been down for some days. It is a hosting problem and i need to request help, to solve it. I hope it can be fixed, during this weekend. I am sorry for the trouble. And you can always go directly to the shop : ...

O Lanche!

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Food, Life, Sketchbook | 4 Comments
O Lanche!

  This is my favorite afternoon snack ( portuguese call it “lanche”!) I don’t ask for cakes or fancy scones and tea. Just give me bread with cheese and “chai” or chocolate milk and i am a happy girl And after my “lanche”, i am ready to get my bike and to face 3 hours ...

Recent Work and Experiments

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013 in Textile Design, Work | 2 Comments
Recent Work and Experiments

Some experiments with natural dyes and with new products for the shop  … Algumas experiências com cores naturais, técnicas para tingir e produtos novos na loja

All we need, sometimes, is books

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Books, Life | One Comment
All we need, sometimes, is books

Yesterday i went to the bookshop and brought 2 books with me. I have been dealing with a huge creative and motivational block and this makes me go for new inspirations, such as books with positive things, ideas, happy and real stories. And so it was. I bought these: • CREATIVE CONFIDENCE – by IDEO founder and Stanford ...

Natural Dyes

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 in Textile Design, Work | 7 Comments
Natural Dyes

Last week i did some new experiments with natural dyes and even discovered a new one i never tried – thanks Susana for the tip! The natural dyes were Turmeric (Indian Saffron), Rooibos Tea and Avocado (just the skin and the bone). I never stop being fascinated by this natural magic! – inside many plants ...

Working it!

Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 in Berlin, Textile Design, Work | One Comment
Working it!

This last friday was the opening of the exhibition ’12×12 inch’, in which i participated with a piece. Every artist had the same material to work on and in the end, it was very interesting to see how each one of us created such different pieces. All of them are for sale and some were ...

My Neighbor Mr.Braun

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in Berlin, Life, Sketchbook | 7 Comments
My Neighbor Mr.Braun

  I have a very loud and troubled neighbor – Mr.Braun.    

What i feel about Tempelhof

Posted by on Sep 9, 2013 in Berlin, Life | 6 Comments
What i feel about Tempelhof

Moving to a new city and getting used to its own dynamic, people and corners, is a thing i like to do. Every time i had the chance to experiment this, getting used to it was my favorite part. I like to find my places in the city, the places where i feel good, inspired ...

Summer days are over

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in Berlin, Food, Life | 8 Comments
Summer days are over

These last days have been bit cold and rainy. It looks like the summer is over… The sidewalks and the parks start to have the first fallen and yellow leaves. I like to collect them and press them inside my books to make my own herbarium. And in the markets is already possible to find ...

FIO – Handmade Textiles

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 in Textile Design, Work | 4 Comments
FIO – Handmade Textiles

Finally, it’s ready – the website for my new textile project FIO – HANDMADE TEXTILES. As well as the online shop (went back to Etsy, after a long time experimenting other platforms). A big thanks to Marta, the Costureira de Palavras and to André, for the help with the website. This is a place for ...

Work in Progress – Finished!

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 in Berlin, Textile Design, Work | 6 Comments
Work in Progress – Finished!

  And it’s finished and ready to hang! … E está terminado e pronto para pendurar na parede!

Work in progress

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Berlin, Textile Design, Work | 2 Comments
Work in progress

At the moment, among many other things, i have been dedicating myself to a new project. It is a very good initiative by the cellar gallery and it’s an exhibition of works from all the artist who might want to participate in it. The main medium is the same to everyone – a piece of wood ...

Family in Berlin

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Berlin, Life | One Comment
Family in Berlin

Esta última semana foi dedicada aos meus pais, que cá vieram de visita. Foi muito bom tê-los cá e consegui mostrar-lhes o que de melhor esta cidade tem e como é hábito da casa, fartámo-nos de andar!  Museus e sítios históricos q.b, mas sobretudo muita vida de rua, comida, mercados, ruas de lojas, cafézinhos e ...

Good Burgers

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in Berlin, Food, Sketchbook | One Comment
Good Burgers

  Yes, a vegan awesome burger from the Street Food Thursday Market can be a comfort food, for me : ) Done by the girls from Sun Day Burgers, It was delicious, although, next time, i won’t ask for mango sauce on it – it was very spice … Sim, um delicioso hamburguer vegan, do Street Food ...

Let me Draw your Love

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Work | One Comment
Let me Draw your Love

Já espreitaram este meu novo serviço? Ora espreitem lá : ) e qualquer dúvida, estou aqui para esclarecer.

Baltic Sea People

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in Berlin, Life, Sketchbook, Travel | 3 Comments
Baltic Sea People

This weekend we went to the Baltic Sea! The days have been very hot in Berlin and because we are sea people, we drove up north, by Bus and we went to wet ourselves in a new sea we haven’t experimented yet. We went to Rostock, which is the main city and then, some kilometers ...

Worries of the 30′s

Posted by on Jul 25, 2013 in Life, Sketchbook | No Comments
Worries of the 30′s

  Ass – a song by Phoebe Kreutz

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